When:5pm, Sunday November 5, 2017.
Cost:Adult $35, Student $20
The Lanyon Trio brings together three of Australia’s most experienced and respected musicians – Andrew Lorenz (violin), Robert Harris (viola) and Wendy Lorenz (piano).
These 3 musicians have enjoyed highly successful careers at the forefront of the nation’s musical life as soloists, chamber and orchestral musicians.
Long time friends and colleagues, their musical collaboration stretches over many years, beginning as fellow students at the NSW Conservatorium and including several years touring throughout the world as three quarters of the acclaimed New England Ensemble.
In recent years the group has re-formed as a trio, taking its name from the region in the southern area of the ACT where the Lorenz’s now live.
The trio’s less usual instrumental combination of violin/viola/piano brings a freshness to their program, with an appealing selection of solos, duos and trios ranging from Bach and Mozart right up to the present day’s Eric Ewazen.
- Trio Sonata in Eb major, BWV 525 JS Bach/arr S Martin
- Piano Trio in G major, K 496 WA Mozart/arr Pfrommer
- Five Negro Spirituals: No 1: I’m a-trav’lin to the Grave (vla/pno) A Benjamin
- Suite of Spanish Folksongs: No 2: Nana, No 3: Cancion (vla/pno) M de Falla
- Romanze in G major Op 26 (vn/pno) J Svendsen
- Hungarian Dance No 2 in D minor (vn/pno) J Brahms
- Trio for Violin, Viola and Piano (ACT Premiere) E Ewazen/arr A Lorenz
This highly entertaining program, representing virtually the full stylistic range of Western Music comes with a “twist” – presenting much of the music in “new” arrangements for the three instruments. Bach’s lively Organ Sonata in E flat works wonderfully well in its new setting – as does Mozart’s sublime G major Trio – originally for violin, cello and piano. The tuneful and engaging Trio by contemporary American composer Eric Ewazen began life as a violin, horn and piano trio – however Ewazen has given his blessing to this “new” version, arranged by Andrew Lorenz.
Added to these trios is a colourful selection of solos – ranging from the rich Romanticism of the Brahms and Svendsen violin works to the exoticism of the Spanish folk and Negro Spiritual idioms heard on viola.
This final concert for the 2017 Twilight Classical Concert Series is not to be missed.